The Tappoo family charitable trust, Tappoo Foundation yesterday donated $150,000 to commemorate its founder’s humble beginnings 77 years ago.

At least 30 chosen beneficiaries each received $5000 to continue empowering and safeguarding the Fijian people.

Foundation chairman Kanti Tappoo officiated at the event yesterday showing unity for a good cause at the Sai Hall in Sigatoka.

“The Foundation would like to sincerely commend the work of these 30 recipients.

“Your work to empower our people safeguards our present – as well as our future.

“Your selfless service and heightened awareness of others’ needs cannot be repaid. Your daily demonstrations of sacrifice and hard work are invaluable. Thank you for the work that you do. Thank you for your humility.

“Thank you for the unity you sow and we thank you for your humanity, and the very best in your efforts to serve the less fortunate,” Mr Tappoo said.

The Foundation was established by the family in 2006, four years before the passing of the founder, the late Tappoo Kanji.

At the official opening of Lautoka’s TappooCity Mall in January, the Group had committed $150,000 to the Foundation.

Organisations thankful to the Foundation

All 30 beneficiaries were grateful to the Foundation for having faith in their work and contribution to those vulnerable in the communities.

A beneficiary, the Sigatoka Hospital Board of Visitors, acknowledged the generous contribution by the Tappoo Foundation in their areas of need.

Board trustee, Coral Kennedy said the Foundation showed the spirit of care and concern for those vulnerable in the communities.

“It is the sign where Fiji is today, the way forward. There is unity amongst other people today and this is clearly shown whether it be for active people or those with a disability,” she said.

Another fund recipient from Cakaudrove in Vanua Levu, the Mission at Navutu Creek which was established 10 years ago, vowed to continue their projects that assist the poor to get better medical services, and promotes spiritual growth through teaching and counselling.

Mission’s managing director Dr Denis Kalbermatter said: “We received a call to come and receive something.

“We appreciate this. It’s an aspiration to other companies and people who can give a hand boost to projects like ours.”

Source: The Fiji Sun
Date: 24th August

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